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Major Consumer Fraud Enforcement Initiative Kicked Off In Florida

By Jeff Brown |

On May 12th, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the office of the Florida Attorney General announced their plans concerning a major consumer fraud enforcement initiative in the state of Florida. The initiative involves filing complaints against companies allegedly involved in tech support scams, whereby consumers are tricked into believing their computers have been… Read More »

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Future Commercial Litigation Issue? Banks & Tech Firms Battle Over Your Data

By Jeff Brown |

The New York Times featured an interesting article on March 23rd concerning the battle between banks and Silicon Valley concerning your personal financial data. Specifically, technology companies have been building services that assemble information such as your bank account and credit card records—once you supply the records—with banks now concerned about what information is… Read More »

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Discovering Defects With Your Home: When Is It Consumer Fraud?

By Jeff Brown |

Many individuals and families these days are opting to purchase rather than rent, especially in the eastern states like Florida, where paying a mortgage can actually cost less than paying rent. However, dealing with a real estate purchase carries with it a whole host of potential pitfalls, especially when it comes to consumer fraud… Read More »

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Standards Designed To Protect Consumers Expected To Be Rolled Back

By Jeff Brown |

On March 7th, the administration is expected to announce an agreement reached with major auto companies concerning the overhaul of future mileage and emissions standards, regulations that would have required the industry provide consumers with vehicles that meet a target of at least 54 miles per gallon by 2025. The move is a regulatory… Read More »

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New Report Highlights Consumer Fraud at All-Time High In 2016

By Jeff Brown |

According to a new report released, approximately 15.4 million consumers were victims of fraud or identity theft in 2016; a 16 percent increase from the previous year, and the highest figure on record since the report producers started tracking these statistics in 2004. The highest increase (up 40 percent) occurred with transactions made online… Read More »

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Antitrust Lawsuit Filed Against Cell phone Chip Supplier

By Jeff Brown |

On January 17th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm (QCOM), the lead supplier of chips used by our mobile phones. The company has been accused of  conducting a monopoly in the market via their patent-licensing terms with phone partners.; specifically, of strong-arming Apple into using its product in iPhones… Read More »

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Housing That Is Dangerous and Unfair To Consumers

By Jeff Brown |

Recently, the New York Times reported on an issue that is hurting residents all over the country, not only in terms of injury and harm, but also in terms of civil rights, contracts, and consumer protection. The article details the many moldy, decrepit, and unfit homes that have been and continue to be turned… Read More »

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Lawsuits Will Be Critical in Protecting People’s Rights over Next Four Years

By Jeff Brown |

As the U.S. prepares to welcome in a new administration, advocacy groups are predicting that litigation will be key in protecting citizens’ civil rights under state and federal commercial laws, including consumer protection and employment laws. Because it is anticipated that there will be fewer opportunities to collaborate with the administration before certain laws… Read More »

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Allstate Pays Settlement Linked To Consumer Fraud

By Jeff Brown |

Both Allstate and the Liberty Mutual Group, Inc. settled with consumers and their attorneys recently for improperly advertising programs related to accident forgiveness. Specifically, the companies had to pay for investigative costs and civil penalties, contributing towards future investigations and prosecutions related to consumer fraud issues like these. The insurance companies were found to… Read More »

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